The Large-Format Party Comes to Huertas in Manhattan

Starting on Jan. 14, tapas experts Huertas will serve a once-a-week large-format menu. Kicking off the dinners is a three-course Asturian Cider House meal with tortilla española as a starter.

When I think about Huertas, the excellent Spanish restaurant that opened last spring in Manhattan’s East Village, I think of small food. After all, the place specializes in tapas, like patatas bravas and huevas rotos, the last word in hangover food (potato strands fried with chorizo, topped with a poached egg).

Now, Huertas will make me think bigger. Starting this Wednesday night, on Jan. 14, the restaurant will serve a once-a-week large-format menu. Kicking off the dinners is a three-course Asturian Cider House meal with tortilla española as a starter. The main course is crispy slow-roasted chicken with pickled guindilla pepper sauce; alongside is a dish of fabada, or bean stew, studded with chunks of housemade chorizo and blood sausage. Chef Jonah Miller and his general manager, Nate Adler, were inspired to do large-format dinners when they toured northern Spain and ate at Casa Mingo, a cool cider house in Madrid. And so to accompany the platter of roast chicken, there are two kinds of Spanish cider: a light and crisp Isastegi and the very tart Villacubera. Like the entertaining Spanish wine Txakoli, these ciders are poured into a glass from high above to make the drink a little bit sparkling. And if you want to drink something besides cider (I did), Huertas has awesome vermouth on tap.

Here’s the intel you need: Dinners are $150; they serve up to six people. Seatings are every Wednesday at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 14. Additional large-format dinners will start on Sundays beginning Feb. 9. Advance reservations are necessary through huertasnyc.com or by calling 212-228-4490.

Related: Incredible Roast Chicken Recipes
Terrific Spanish Recipes
New York Travel Guide

DownComment IconEmail IconFacebook IconGoogle Plus IconGrid IconInstagram IconLinkedin IconList IconMenu IconMinus IconPinterest IconPlus IconRss IconSave IconSearch IconShare IconShopping Cart IconSpeech BubbleSnapchat IconTumblr IconTwitter IconWhatsapp IconYoutube Icon